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March 2021

Melissa Hart

Publishing in the time of COVID-19

By Melissa Hart

Editors seek fresh, surprising perspectives on the pandemic.


2021 spring book preview

By The Writer staff

New year, new titles for our TBR pile. Here are some of the hottest books headed your way in early 2021.

How to make your travel writing more inclusive

By Mariana Zapata

A guide to avoiding writing solely from the Western gaze.

Rekindling the flame

By Jack Smith

Should you dredge up old, abandoned work?

A father’s touch

By Eliana Max Blum

Read the first-place winner of our Spring Short Story Contest.


From the Front Lines

Your home page is where your heart is

By Yi Shun Lai

Three components of a winning website.

Literary Spotlight

The Blue Mountain Review

By Melissa Hart

Conference Insider

The Chanticleer Authors Conference

By Melissa Hart

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